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10 OF THE BEST FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

The way I eat has been pretty consistent throughout the years and focuses mainly on foods that support my digestive health as well as general wellbeing. Portion sizes have had to alter slightly based on my activity level as well as having to deal with hormones, but it’s important to me that I’m in tune with my body and how it feels on a day to day basis. When I talk about losing weight, around 80% of your success will come from the foods you eat. I’m not fanatical... Read More

HOW TO USE PROTEIN FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE + RECOVERY

Welcome to Week 3 of The Healthy Chef Protein Series. I’m excited about this week because it’s all about the importance of protein in sports nutrition. It’s a topic I’m passionate about because my years of training for fitness figure and road cycling competitions has really shown me the benefits of including good quality protein into my diet to support my performance and recovery. Just as a high-performance sports car runs its best on premium fuel, your body needs the... Read More

POWER PROTEIN COOKIES

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PROTEIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS + BODY SHAPING

Welcome to my special 4 Week Protein Series. If you missed Week 1 last week, you can read The Smart Guide To Buying And Using Protein Powders here. This week I’m touching on having enough protein in your diet to support your weight loss goals. There are many studies that show that adequate protein in the diet is effective for fat loss. Protein is more satisfying than fat and carbohydrate and keeps us fuller for longer. When we feel more satisfied, we naturally eat less—and... Read More

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PROTEIN SMOOTHIE EVERY TIME

A high quality, clean and wholesome protein powder is a wonderful addition to your smoothies. They are easily absorbed by the body and can boost your morning smoothie into a complete meal replacement. You can literally blend any combination of ingredients into your smoothies, BUT there is a magic formula I like to follow when making the perfect protein smoothie. BALANCE YOUR MACROS The secret to blending the perfect protein smoothie is to have the right balance of macronutrients... Read More

THE SMART GUIDE TO BUYING + USING PROTEIN POWDERS

For the next 4 weeks, I’m going to look at the misconceptions and misinformation about protein powder and recommend the most simple and effective ways to use protein for your specific needs and goals. WHY DO YOU NEED PROTEIN? Protein is considered by many to be one of the most important macronutrients your body needs to grow and thrive. Whenever the body is growing, repairing or replacing tissue, proteins are involved. Protein is also the key nutrient to support ageless glowing... Read More

How To Reduce Stress + Heal Your Immune System

  Ever since I was really young, I’ve always been quite anxious and stressed in my nature. I suppose this is what ultimately exacerbated my gut issues over the years which in turn affected my immune system. Last week I spoke about natural ways you can fight colds and flu. This included my top anti-inflammatory superfoods and tonics that assist in my own wellness journey and make me feel better. This week is still immune-boosting week and I was compelled to talk about stress... Read More

WEIGHT LOSS, BODYSHAPING + WELLBEING WITH TERESA CUTTER – HIGHLIGHTS

My first Body Shaping event at HCHQ was held last week. It was a great evening that focused on how to effectively reach your weight loss and body shaping goals. Guests enjoyed one of my favourites teas, Genmaicha green tea (Uplifting Zen), on arrival, and got to sample a selection of the dishes showcased. The main points discussed were the three principles for any successful healthy eating or weight loss plan, which I call the “THE TRIANGLE FOR SUCCESS”. For more information... Read More

Protein Powder Road Test – HOW TO USE PROTEIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

We receive many emails at The Healthy Chef regarding the use of our protein powders and the main differences between our Pure Native WPI  and plant-based Organic Pea Protein. As I’m running my Body Shaping event later this month, I thought it would be a good to idea to answer this question in detail, since protein is an essential nutrient our bodies need to thrive. Protein is needed for balancing hormones, assisting in weight loss, supporting digestion, detoxification and... Read More

7 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy (measured in kilojoules or calories) that the body needs to maintain itself, including all the normal day-to-day bodily functions like breathing, digestion, circulation, temperature regulation and tissue repair. The metabolic rate is the speed at which the body burns these kilojoules. Some of us are born with fast and efficient metabolisms, while others have slower metabolic rates. BMR also drops as we age. This is mainly... Read More

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Protein Powder – PART 1

Supplementing your diet with a quality wholefood protein powder is essential for those who are time poor or don’t get enough protein from quality food sources. Protein is important in maintaining healthy skin and digestive health. It also helps support pregnancy, a strong immune system, enhanced sports performance, sports recovery as well as sustained weight loss. I remember when I was first experimenting with protein powders in my early 20’s …..Everything I tried... Read More

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROTEIN POWDER

If you’re busy, protein powders can often come in handy. At any time of day, you can quickly whip up a shake and allow your body to be nourished and satisfied. A quality protein drink made from whole food ingredients can benefit your health in a number of ways. Protein powders can balance hormones, assist in weight loss, support detoxification and digestion, boost your immune system, and even support pregnancy. Protein is also the key nutrient that helps you get ageless glowing... Read More

Cold-Pressed Matcha Almond Mylk

  When I cook, I always use full fat or organic milk in my recipes and I always try to cater for people who have intolerances to foods such as lactose.  Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose free alternative to traditional dairy.  They can be incorporated into healthy diets and provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc to nourish the body’s immune system. Lactose intolerance refers to an inability to digest lactose, a natural... Read More

Classic Bircher Muesli

This is my signature muesli recipe that I love to enjoy as a healthy breakfast. Scented with orange and vanilla with a hint of pomegranate,  you’ll be in heaven with every mouthful. I often double the recipe and divide into glass jars so I have enough muesli to take to work for a few days. Enjoy. What’s great about it: Oats are a great source of soluble fibre that fills you up, so you feel fuller for longer. According to studies, the beta-glucan fiber found in oats can... Read More

Mango Chia Pudding

The tropical freshness of real mango, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut – with no added sugar. My mango chia pudding makes a complete healthy energy boosting breakfast or snack any time of day. With only just 3 ingredients  my mango chia pudding is power packed with omega-3, fibre and protein as well as antioxidants which makes this the perfect start to your busy day. The chia gel is easy to make and it takes around 20 minutes to obtain a lovely gel... Read More